Vilniaus Šv. Nikolajaus Stebukladario palaiku Pernešimo cerkve / Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas (Vilnius)
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N 54° 40.789 E 025° 17.307
35U E 389649 N 6060508
Quick Description: Neo-Byzantine Church of St. Nicholas (Vilniaus Šv. Nikolajaus Stebukladario palaiku Pernešimo cerkve), belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church, is one of several orthodox churches in Lithuanian capital Vilnius.
Location: Lithuania
Date Posted: 3/30/2015 4:30:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMNKMC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Neo-Byzantine Church of St. Nicholas (Vilniaus Šv. Nikolajaus Stebukladario palaiku Pernešimo cerkve), belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church, is one of several orthodox churches in Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

A legend tells us that the first church here was built by Juliana, a wife of Lithuaninan Grand Duke Algirdas around 1350. The building was destroyed by a fire, and in 1514 a new late-Gothic church with elements of Byzantine style, was erected. During its reconstruction after the second fire in 1748, his architecture was changed: the pediment, the facade and the heightened tower became Baroque. During the 19th century the church acquired its present neo-Byzantine appearance. The chapel inseide contains mosaic of St. Michael the Archangel, created at the Art Academy in St. Petersburg. Despite many reconstructions, the buildiing has preserved many authentic Gothic elements and inside there are valuable pieces of Byzantine art. Church of St. Nicholas is administered by Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

Type of Orthodox Church: Eastern

Type of Building: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1514

Associated Icons, Reliefs, art, etc.: Mosaic of St. Michael the Archangel

Diocese: Diocese of Vilnius and Lithuania

Archdiocese: Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Address:
Vilniaus Šv. Nikolajaus Stebukladario palaiku Pernešimo cerkve
Didžioji gatve12
Vilnius , Lithuania
01128


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Date of organization: Not listed

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